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had deep sessions and came up with a list of recommendations in key areas. we adopted some objectives that are pretty much in line with the district's. our objective as a district, providing high-quality early care and education and moving through all the way from the high-quality preschool to ready ness for college and career. and the steps that link those together. this was around parent and community education, to make sure we were making be links between home and school. this is coming from the new communities that are being created right now. coming up with ways to engage
school staff. supporting alternative communication channels for parents from schools and for all kinds of activities throughout the gear that we want to make sure parents are a part of and understand and know about. we wanted to focus on summer and before and after school care and in richmond. one of the major areas that we -- that pop up where transitions. we do not have additional state funding to support summer school or before or after school in a way that we would like. there are specific times in a child's school life that can be very difficult. transitions is one that came up from preschool to kindergarten, off from elementary to middle school and that from middle
school to high school. that is a big area of emphasis for this group. lastly, quality in school time experiences. we want to make sure that the schools that are around hope sf, along with other schools, we have the resources to engage with the community around education issues and we have the resources to address the challenges that come from being in a really stressful environment as many of these students are. we can create the programs that many of us heard about that malcolm x to create real world settings. i am going to leave it there. he will talk about some good news we received about choice
neighborhoods. >> good afternoon. i am with the mayor's office of housing. school board has an evolution and there is a a little bit of an art to it. that taught us some of the power of involving be youth in the school. thinking big across five sites. what are some of the leavers of change for education? talking about really whalookingt that port in terms of the shipyard transformation in the district. i wanted to talk specifically about the work ahead and how we are feeling excited about going to scale out there.
for those of you who follow federal housing policy, there was a program called hope 6 created under clinton. it was cut back drastically. under obama, it is the new public housing transformation program. the exciting thing is that it does not take the old footprint and bold new apartments and hope for the past. it is actually transformative. it is about housing conditions and creating a mixed income ladder. it is about talking to the people in the neighborhood and what kind of opportunities the residents themselves gain. these are service opportunities that are not too far in these neighborhoods. they are addressing the core
safety issues in the neighborhood. most of our housing developments are very island-like. we are talking about the whole neighborhood of services. this can turn it into a vibrant mixed income neighborhood. the exciting thing about choice neighborhoods is that they have strategies for education. as somebody who has been falling policy for a while, talking about educational outcomes in early childhood. this is a grant provided by housing and urban development. given the scope, the constellation the partners, the grant is given to the lead developer with national expertise in rebuilding housing communities in a joint
partnership with the housing authority and the school district as well as the mayor's office of housing and redevelopment. the school's strategy and plan, in many ways, it is about breaking the cycle of poverty for families who have lived in public housing for too long. creating opportunity for the young people. we have the opportunity to look at the schools. the majority of the people think about the strategy for strengthening the community and thinking about the schools. the schools around griffith are george washington carver, malcolm x, a hidden gem, and double rock.
the willie brown school was closed. it is proposed to be reopened when the bill passes. then the partner high-school is marshall, where the majority of kids tend to go. many kids go to a range of schools. these are partner schools. i want to talk for just a second. the grant to does something for the residents. it provides social service money to provide an on-site community center. case workers worked in the developments day today and wake up every day and think about the need for those residents and then work differently in a way
with those families. they also partner with the consolation of schools. the thing that is exciting is that it really comes at a time when the district has already been focused on the school transformation through the superintendent zone under the leadership of the doctor and the superintendent himself. there was some core work that was happening to address the historic inequities in the bayview. the district has been focused on release supporting and developing the teachers as the change agents in the school. some principals now a seat -- receive coaching and extra support. there are some financial incentives for the principles that take on what can be challenging schools. this builds on what is working on the ground and adopting and
implementing standardized curriculum. providing extra professional development. this is because of the work that is being done out there. there are incentives for teachers. in addition to that, the district reform strategy talks about building data driven instruction and seeing how the teachers are doing. that is work that was already underway. it has a lot of leadership and momentum in the community. it comes at the perfect time in the transformation. what we are doing is amplifying and complimenting new strategies. the first and foremost are are community goals. some of the resources will actually be giving the schools
in the zone that do not have them a school corte madera. we can put together the partnerships to address the non- academic barriers of learning. and really make these schools and to the centers of the community. in addition, there will be resources to partner with parents and provide kids with support opportunities. schools are too under resource to do this. this is a dressing parenting, preschool, and to be sure that these schools have great opportunities. malcolm x ran a wonderful summer camp this summer. we hope that to be continuing so that kids have opportunities, even when some of our resources are a challenge. the point that nancy made about
supporting transitions, having pathways' when kids move to kindergarten and then from elementary to middle and college or other career. last but not least, continuing what we have fallen into in terms of product based learning and involving young people in the community and the classroom and envisioning their new community, there are resources to continue the work at knock a max and bring it to the next level. -- malcolm x and bring it to the next level. as the plans for rebuilding double rock take place, we are on course to do that. the students will have the opportunity to learn about the change coming in their neighborhood and contributing to what they want to see.
i think we will be able to show you some of the learning. we have found that this work is scary and big. they're the next generation. they are the long-term residents of the neighborhood. the kids are involved in helping us see what we cannot see in front of us. i will say that i shared a lot with you. i will stop there. there is the contact information. i thank you for the time. >> to do is you have any questions? no questions. we can move to public comment. no public comment. we can close this issue. are there any other items on the
it is one of the oldest neighborhood community park groups in san francisco. i give a lot of tours through the park. during those tours, a lot of the folks in the group will think of the park as very scary. it has a lot of hills, there's a lot of dense groves. once you get towards the center of the park you really lose your orientation. you are very much in a remote area. there are a lot of trees that shield your view from the urban setting. you would simply see different groves that gives you a sense of freedom, of being outdoors, not being burdened by the worries of city life. john mclaren had said that golden gate park was too far away. he proposed that we have a park in the south end of the city. the campaign slogan was, people need this open space. one of the things that had to open is there were a lot of people who did a homestead
here, about 25 different families. their property had to be bought up. so it took from 1928 to 1957 to buy up all the parcels of land that ended up in this 317 acres. the park, as a general rule, is heavily used in the mornings and the evenings. one of the favorite places is up by the upper reservoir because dogs get to go swim. it's extremely popular. many fights in the city, as you know, about dogs in parks. we have 317 acres and god knows there's plenty of room for both of us. man and his best friend. early in the morning people before they go to work will walk their dogs or go on a jog themselves with their dogs. joggers love the park, there's 7 miles of hiking trails and there's off trail paths that hikers can take.
all the recreational areas are heavily used on weekends. we have the group picnic area which should accommodate 200 people, tennis courts are full. it also has 3 playground areas. the ampitheater was built in 1972. it was the home of the first blues festival. given the fact that jerry garcia used to play in this park, he was from this neighborhood, everybody knows his reputation. we thought what a great thing it would be to have an ampitheater named after jerry garcia. that is a name that has panache. it brings people from all over the bay area to the ampitheater. the calls that come in, we'd like to do a concert at the jerry garcia ampitheater and we do everything we can to accommodate them and help them because it gets people into the park. people like a lot of color and
that's what they call a park. other people don't. you have to try to reconcile all those different points of view. what should a park look like and what should it have? should it be manicured, should it be nice little cobblestones around all of the paths and like that. the biggest objective of course is getting people into the park to appreciate open space. whatever that's going to take to make them happy, to get them there, that's the main goal. if it takes a planter with flowers and stuff like that, fine. you know, so what? people need to get away from that urban rush and noise and this is a perfect place to do it. feedback is always amazement. they don't believe that it's in san francisco. we have visitors who will say, i never knew this was here and i'm a native san franciscoan. they wonder how long it's been here. when i tell them next year
symphony. and of course, what with the mayor do without issuing the official proclamation? on behalf of our great city, i would love to present in honor of not only the 100 years, but the grammys, oscars, the wonderful quality of work that the symphony has been involved in, to honor them on this day, to resign from our protocol officer the official proclamation presented to michael. declaring this to be san francisco symphony in day in san francisco. [applause] free parking is what he asked for. of all things. and of course, with this opportunity that we could not pass up, where would a 100-share birthday bash the without the official birthday song? i'm going to ask liang-liang to get on the piano. and i'm going to have ask all of
>> good afternoon, everyone. i would like to begin by thanking all of you for joining us here today. today, we celebrated a number of things, among them, that we completed demolition of the old transbay terminal and that our foundation construction work is well underway, as you can see, from the surrounding site. i would like to thank and acknowledge our congressional delegation that was extremely instrumental in helping us fully fund phase one and get the $400
million that is allow us to do the construction work that you see here today. i want to thank nancy pelosi, senator dianne feinstein, and senator barbara boxer. i would also like to thank and acknowledge our mayor, mayor ed lee, who is here with us today. since mayor lee's early days in city hall, he has been a strong supporter of the transbay project and everything that the transbay represents. housing, improve air quality, the alleviation of congestion, and a better quality of life for all bay area san franciscans. i would also like to add that since coming into office, we have created over 1000 jobs for this project. so, thank you, mr. lee. in addition, i want to thank our border directors. jane kim is here today. you will be hearing from her.
i do not know if mayer brown is here, but it is important to it knowledge him. after all, he started the project many years ago. you will be hearing more about that in a moment. it will include thousands of new residential units, parks, open space, shops, retail, restaurant, and so forth. you will be hearing a lot about that from the mayor and jane. in addition, the men and women working on our construction site. you can see some of them here today. they are very dedicated and have been working hard on the project. i want to thank them for their hard work today. i am thrilled to report the project is on budget and on
schedule. with respect to the demolition, over 55,000 hours of work completed without any accident or injury. so thank you for such a great job. in addition, we recycled over 92,000 cubic yards of concrete. that is enough to fill 28 olympic-sized swimming pools. in addition to that, we recycled 200,000 tons of steel. so we are really doing our job. when we reopening, we will be lede gold certified. without further ado, i want to introduce district 6 supervisor jane kim. [applause] >> thank you so much for inviting us to this great event. as the district supervisor for the south of market, i know that my constituents and myself are
particularly interested in the impact that the transit center will have for district 6, and for the city of san francisco, and the bay area. i want to recognize mayor willie brown. come on board. -- for board. -- foward. rward. people have been working on this for decades, but i get to comment for the fun part. it is truly exciting. a reappointed and many of the things that will come out of this, including jobs. something that our city desperately needs. two issues that i care deeply about, which is affordable housing and pedestrian safety, two things that our office is taking on. this will produce 4000 new units of housing. it will run a transit center in
which will host the ac transit, bart, muni, and hopefully high- speed rail. along with that, we are including many plans for increasing pedestrian safety in the area as well, which is something that has been a large issue for our district. i want to thank the tjpa, and one of the members that are here today, gabriel metcalf. as well, the staff of the tjpa. and they give to the help of our director, maria i-80-kaplan. also recognizing our many partners because this project would not be possible with just one entity. i want to recognize john ramp of the planning department, fred black from the redevelopment department. many people are coming together to make sure this transit center will not only create open space,
affordable housing, pedestrian safety, business and jobs, but will be something that the city of san francisco can be proud of. in the not too distant future, these five blocks on both sides will be bustling centers of activities for neighbors and residents alike. as maria has also pointed out, this project is projected to add over 145,000 new jobs by 2030. locating these jobs directly adjacent to transit not only grows our economy but also reduces congestion and improve the environment by making transportation easier and more convenient. at this time, i want to introduce our mayor of san francisco, one that i have the distinct honor and pleasure of representing our city with,
someone who has had a long history of public service, and understand the many develop lovell is of -- that our city provides, from dpw to contacting, many of the things that are involved in this project here, mayor ed lee. >> thank you, supervisors, maria. thank you so much for being here. i got nervous when a saidlede gol lede gold. why thank you, everyone, for being here. fred blackwell, jenn, ken, john ram.